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This Week on TV (6/30-7/6)

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(You can view TV Envy’s Summer Television Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (6/30)
  • American Gladiators (NBC, 8pm):  “Four amateur athletes who successfully lost weight are featured.” That’s exactly the way Wolf likes them: nice and skinny.
  • The Bachelorette: The Men Tell All (ABC, 9pm):  “Fifteen of DeAnna’s suitors dish with - and about - the Bachelorette who let them get away.” Thankfully, this version is not the one we would get on MTV.
  • 46664: A Concert for Nelson Mandela (VH1, 9pm): Those helping to celebrate Mandela’s life outside bars include performers who should be behind them (e.g. ).
  • Verminators (Discovery, 10pm):  “The source of a roach infestation at an apartment building shocks Mike.” There’s a reason why they say ignorance is bliss.

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Tuesday Ratings: Wipeout Wipes Out Competition

American Gladiators’ ratings slide didn’t stop another reality competition from making a splashy debut yesterday. Last night, Wipeout had the best debut for any freshman summer series since last year. The show gave the ABC a win in the demos while NBC had a hold on the viewers.

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Tuesday Ratings: America’s Got Talent Does Well for NBC

Despite the disappointments delivered by reality fare this summer (and the presence of basketball game last night), NBC managed to have a great evening with the debut of America’s Got Talent. The show helped the Peacock Network nab a win in the viewers while ABC had a hold on the demos.

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Tuesday Ratings: Lakers Win Game and Viewers

Game 3 between the Boston Celtics and the LA Lakers overpowered FOX’s reality block. ABC wound up passing its competitors in both the viewers and the demos.

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  • * (10 million, 1.9/6 in 18-49) had a 900,000 climb.
  • The pre-game show (3.6/11) drew in 9.1 million.
  • The special (2.9/10) kicked off the evening with 7.8 million.
  • (6 million, 2.4/8) was off by 700,000.
  • (6 million, 1.8/6) improved by 300,000.

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TV Chef Brings London to L.A.

Gordon Ramsay, star of Hell’s Kitchen and Kitchen Nightmares (both on FOX, one also on the BBC) opened his new restaurant, The London, last week. The restaurant is the impetus behind the fourth season of Hell’s Kitchen - the winner of the show will become the senior sous-chef of the high-brow eatery.

Jeff Probst (host of Survivor), Khloe Kardashian and David Beckham were among the celebrity guests in attend is famously located near Las Vegas…so why didn’t Ramsay open up there? “I don’t want to play my card in Las Vegas. It’s materialistic. Here, it’s proper. I’m very happy to be here. Everything is in abundance in California.”

This season’s winner of Hell’s Kitchen will not only gain the coveted job, but a $250,000 annual salary to go along with it. The finale will air July 8…until then, the winner remains out of The London’s kitchen.

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This Week on TV (6/9-6/15)

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(You can view TV Envy’s Summer Television Programming Schedule here.)

 

MONDAY (6/9)
  • The Bachelorette (ABC, 8pm):  “DeAnna accuses the 9 remaining bachelors of refusing to take the competition seriously, but first she invites them to compete in a singing contest.” I don’t understand why those guys don’t see the importance of a proper serenade.
  • Quads with 2 Moms (Discovery Health, 8pm):  “A same-sex couple who want to become parents undergo fertility treatments and both become pregnant with twins.” I just can’t believe Oprah didn’t get a hold of this story first!
  • Greek (ABC Family, 8pm):  Season finale. “The Cyprus-Rhodes students head to the beach for Spring Break where Casey finally decides to leave the past behind and cut loose.” And by “decides”, we mean she finally “downs” a couple of shots and forgets the past.
  • Nashville Star (NBC, 9pm):  Season/network premiere. “Billy Ray Cyrus takes over the hosting from Jewel, who moves to the judges’ table alongside country stars John Rich and Jeffrey Steele.” I never thought the day would come when I would compare Jewel to .

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Tuesday Ratings: CBS and FOX Share the Spoils

A decline in Moment of Truth‘s performance helped CBS edge FOX in viewership. Nevertheless, Hell’s Kitchen pulled in strong enough numbers to give its network a win in the demos.

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Tuesday Ratings: FOX Wins Without Idol

While the show didn’t come close to American Idol-sized numbers, the reintroduction of The Moment of Truth did well enough to help FOX win another Tuesday night.

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Tuesday Ratings: Busy Night for Reality Shows

Last night’s Battle of the Davids brought monster-sized numbers to FOX. American Idol‘s final showdown actually improved upon last year’s finale. Meanwhile, Dancing with the Stars drew a lot of interest in the later half of the evening.

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  • (27.1 million, 10.1/28 in 18-49) was up from last year’s 25.3 million.
  • ’ two-hour finale (3.4/9) took in a respectable 16.5 million.
  • A * recap (8.9 million, 1.9/5) doubled According to Jim‘s numbers.
  • (4 million, 1.4/4) did the same as before.
  • A * repeat (1.8 million, 0.8/2) did 300,000 better than Beauty and the Geek.

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2008 Summer Television Programming Schedule

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A new season calls for a new schedule.

If you’re without anything to do this summer, this updated programming schedule may help keep you occupied.  Over the next few months, networks will be introducing a crop of reality shows (Celebrity Circus, Greatest American Dog), some experimental dramas (Swingtown, Fear Itself) and the usual horde of repeats.

This list is a

compilation of the calendars

for the five major networks.

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